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Featured Podcast: The Nation Needs an Automated, Real-time, Effective Syndromic Surveillance System to Detect COVID-19

Podcast The Big Unlock
Hosted by Paddy Padmanabhan
Featuring Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc.
Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery and Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Geisinger

In this episode of The Big Unlock, Mike Alkir and Dr. Jonathan Slotkin discuss how technology and data is helping public health officials to keep a balance in opening the economy versus managing the spread of COVID-19 virus. Premier recently launched a syndromic surveillance tool for COVID-19 which they are piloting at Geisinger to improve the quality of medical interventions and prevent the spread of the virus. Mike believes that there is a need for syndromic surveillance system, contact tracing, and performing tests with higher accuracy rates.

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